Pastor Russ is a native of Georgia and has been involved in music and Ministry since he was four years old. Pastor Russ joined the Army in 1995 and met his wife, Saffiatu, in Germany a few years later. While in the Army, Pastor Russ continued to pursue music and ministry. He was part of the Soldiers Chorus in Germany and worked as the Minister of Music at Refreshing Fountain Church Of God In Christ. As part of the chorus, Pastor Russ was blessed to tour throughout Europe. Upon returning to the States, he became the primary vocalist for the US Army Band stationed at Fort Monroe. He left the US Army in 2008 to pursue the call of God on his life. He received both his undergrad and graduate degrees in Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Pastors Russ and Saffi currently reside in Newport News, VA with their five beautiful daughters.
YOUTH PASTORS Minister Carteia Basnight & Minister Rochelle Moore
"We exist to radically experience God. Purposefully equip people for Christian service. And relentlessly engage our community."
We invite you to join us for a service this Sunday at 11am.
A Church in the Lee Hall Community ofNewport News, Virginia
HOPE CHURCH NEWPORT NEWS 4 Elmhurst Street Newport News, Virginia 23603
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42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ [n] doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and [o] sold their possessions and goods, and divided [p] them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added [q] to the church daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:42-47